ICED EARTH – Dystopia Releases On October 18th, 2011: Track Listing, Black Sabbath Cover Song & Details


ICED EARTH – Guitarist and songwriter Jon Schaffer is an American Heavy Metal icon and his band ICED EARTH is legendary. Jon Schaffer has nurtured ICED EARTH to international Metal prominence, with an undying dedication to keeping the Metal of his band real and epic on each studio release. On October 18th, 2011, the tenth studio album shall be added to the revered discography of ICED EARTH, which is titled: Dystopia.

Stu Block (Into Eternity) succeeds the retired Matt Barlow on lead vocals. His vocal prowess lends a powerful and easily embraced identity to Dystopia and ICED EARTH, as another incredible chapter of Heavy Metal begins for this band. A cover song of note on Dystopia, available on iTunes on October 18th, is The Mob Rules, from the 1981 Black Sabbath classic of classicsMob Rules. (You can pre-order Dystopia on iTunes now).

Dystopia will be released on Century Media Records.

ICED EARTH:

Jon Schaffer – Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals

Troy Seele – Lead Guitar

Brent Smedley – Drums

Freddie Vidales – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Stu Block – Lead Vocals

Dystopia – Track Listing (iTunes):

Dystopia

Anthem

Boiling Point

Anguish of Youth

V

Dark City

Equilibrium

Days of Rage

End of Innocence

Tragedy and Triumph

Mob Rules (Black Sabbath Cover)

The limited import digipak CD comes with a slipsleeve, a bonus track not found on the U.S. versions and a printed patch. Track listing is below:

Dystopia

Anthem

Boiling Point

Anguish of Youth

V

Dark City

Equilibrium

Days of Rage

End of Innocence

Soylent Green

Iron Will

Tragedy and Triumph

Anthem (String Mix)

The limited box set version (above) includes the digipak CD with 3 bonus tracks, a belt buckle, lighter, wristband, printed patch, beer coaster and 3 button set.

* For more info on ICED EARTH, click on the link below:

ICED EARTH – Official Website

Century Media Records/CM Distro


LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

Stone.

3 Responses to “ICED EARTH – Dystopia Releases On October 18th, 2011: Track Listing, Black Sabbath Cover Song & Details”

  1. I was actually looking forward to this release from the initial reports and him having a new singer in the band. I dislike Owens and Barlow (to me) got stale after 2 albums, partially because of the writing style that Schaffer had changed to. In other words, I always felt they whimped out a bit after Dark Saga.

    Then I watched a few of the webisodes that were posted on Youtube from the studio and heard the vocals. Really? REALLY? How many layers do the vocal tracks need? His collaboration with Hansi Kursch of Blind Guardian a decade ago really left an indelible mark on IE’s sound, one that I can’t get behind. I was really hoping for a stripped down and raw album from IE and it looks like I’ll not get my wish.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      I do get your point. I’ve always “liked” Matt Barlow’s voice, only Stu Block seems to bring “that something more” to the table. Stu doesn’t sound like he is forcing anything, (to my ears). The album artwork is pretty cool stuff once again. I guess it’s time for us to blast volume some Ghost and Warbeast and enjoy the raw Metal that is “new”.

      There is some Nile coming out called “Worship The Animal” – “1994, The Lost Recordings” and whoa… it is a very cool mix of Thrash & Death that is raw and loaded with heavy grooves. This “early” stuff from Nile I’ve listened to here is a welcomed surprise and has made my week. I “think” you would dig it too.

  2. I have the first album “Iced Earth” and my opion changes from cool to not too sure each time I listen to it. However, the other stuff I have heard from Iced Earth, I’ve liked. So I should give this a listen.

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